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17abr(abr 17)9:00 am19(abr 19)1:00 pmQueen Elizabeth IIConferência Internacional9:00 am - 1:00 pm (19) NOVA FCSHTipologia do Evento:Conferência

Detail of the poster for the conference “Queen Elizabeth II: Life, Times, Legacies”.

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Conferência internacional que procura analisar e avaliar a vida, a época e o legado de Isabel II num vasto leque de disciplinas, temas e tópicos.


Queen Elizabeth II: Life, Times, Legacies


The reign of the late Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022) was the longest so far in the history of the British monarchy. Partly due, without doubt, to its exceptional duration, her seventy-year reign witnessed momentous events with far-reaching consequences, such as the end of the Empire; the decline of Britain on the international political scene; the ‘troubles’ and unrest within the British Isles and the prospect of a DisUnited Kingdom; the emergence and consolidation of popular and youth cultures and the relationship between the Crown and the media, to name but a few. The period is also of particular interest for Anglo-Portuguese Studies, as it raises issues such as the political relations between the two oldest allies during the Salazar/Caetano regime, the official visits, the impact of World War II, decolonisation, and the Revolution of the 25th April 1974, amongst others.


Keynote speakers:

John Darwin (Nuffield College, University of Oxford)
Martin Dale (University of Minho)
Philip Murphy (University of London)
Steve Marsh (University of Cardiff)
Teresa Pinto Coelho and Pedro Aires Oliveira (IHC — NOVA FCSH / IN2PAST)


>> Official website <<


>> Full programme (PDF) <<



Call for papers


This International Conference seeks to analyse and assess Elizabeth’s life, times, and legacies across a broad range of disciplines, themes and topics, such as:

  • The British Monarchy
  • The British and Other European Monarchies
  • Monarchy and National Identity(ies)
  • Monarchy and Republic
  • British Institutions
  • Britain and the Emergence of Popular and Youth Cultures
  • Britain and the Welfare State
  • Britain in/and Europe
  • Britain and Brexit
  • Britain and Portugal: The Alliance during Elizabeth II’s Reign
  • Britain in/and the World
  • Britain and the USA: A Special Relationship?
  • The Queen and the European Monarchies
  • The Queen: Biographies and Chronicles
  • The Queen in Literature
  • The Queen in/and the Visual Arts
  • The Queen in/and the Media
  • Screening the Queen: Cinema and Television
  • Staging and Singing the Queen: Theatre and Music
  • The Queen and the (Re)Invention of Tradition(s)
  • The Queen, Memorabilia, and Merchandising
  • The Queen in/and Fashion
  • Royal Spaces and Geographies
  • The Queen in and out of doors: Sport, Animals, and Pets
  • The Queen and her Royal Residences
  • The Royal Family: Past, Present (and Future?)
  • Other



Languages: English and/or Portuguese



The organisers will welcome proposals for 20-minute papers. Submissions should be sent by email to elizabeth2legacy@gmail.com including the title of the paper, an abstract (250-300 words), the author’s data (name, affiliation, contact address) and the author’s bio-note (150 words).

Deadline for proposals: 30 September 15 October 2023 [NEW!]
Notification of acceptance: 30 November 2023
Deadline for registration: 31 December 2023


>> 📎 Download the call for papers (PDF) <<





Physical (On-site) Presentation: 130€
Online Presentation: 120€
On-site (Physical) Listener: 80€
Online Listener: 70€
Students: 30€
Members of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, CETAPS, IHC, IN2PAST and external supervisors to NOVA FCSH Masters in Teacher Education: Free

All delegates are responsible for their own travel arrangements and accommodation.



Poster for the conference “Queen Elizabeth II: Life, Times, Legacies”. Lisbon, NOVA FCSH, 17 to 19 April 2024. The poster includes a schematic drawing of the crowned queen’s profile.



17 (Quarta-feira) 9:00 am - 19 (Sexta-feira) 1:00 pm




Instituto de História Contemporânea e Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies — NOVA FCSH